Roberto Mancini: Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko will stay at Man City
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini insists Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko will not be leaving Eastlands this summer
Roberto Mancini insists Edin Dzeko and Carlos Tevez will not be leaving Manchester City this summer.
The pair have been linked with moves away from Eastlands in recent months but Mancini maintains they are not for sale and wants to keep his current attacking line-up intact ahead of the new season.
“We scored 93 goals last year so I’m happy with those four [Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli, Dzeko and Tevez]. They will stay here,” he told the Sun. “I still have confidence in them.”
Mancini and Tevez famously fell out last September when the Argentine refused to come on as a second-half substitute in City’s 2-0 Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich.
The former Manchester United striker missed most of the campaign following the confrontation, before returning to Mancini’s first-team in March and scoring four goals as City won the Premier League title.
The 47-year-old has been impressed with the Argentina international’s attitude in pre-season and called on the forward to continue in the same vein as City look to defend their league crown.
“I am happy with Carlos, he’s worked really well since we started training. His attitude is excellent — now he must continue like this,” Mancini added.
“It was hard for him last season because he had six months out, so when he came back he was a long way behind.
“But he played a part. He scored four or five goals at the end of the season and those were important.”